Saturday, 30 November 2013

Friendship x and + swap. November.

 I've joined a swap hosted by Susan of Patchworknplay and Carla of Lollyquiltz.

This is how it works.
You team up with a virtual blogger friend, or even a real life one.
You pick a colour palette.
Each month you pick a colour combination from the palette and you both make a set of four x and + blocks and a twin set for your partner, you then swap your twin blocks so you'll both end up with eight identical blocks each month. The block instructions are from a tutorial by Amybadskirt., she explains the origins of the block within the tutorial.

I didn't have a friend to swap with! I know its very sad, but Susan came to the rescue and played match maker and I now have a new friend, Jane from Jane's fabrics and quilts to swap with.

We both went to the design seeds web site and with the instant beauty of email we communicated across the Atlantic and soon came up with a palette which we both liked.

image from

We've since adapted the palette and have chosen:
Light green
Light Blue

For our first month we chose red, light blue and light green. These are the blocks I'll be sending to Jane.

Unintentionally, they look rather Christmassy

For December Jane chose yellow, navy and blue.

My family will tell you that I have don't have a mathematical brain and I was wondering if we would have enough colour combinations for the eight months. Most of you will probably realise straight away how wrong I was. With the help from my husband we worked out that there are 20 combinations (correct me if we're wrong) so we won't be short.
Its not too late to join the swap if anyone fancies it. Its good fun.

Lolly Quiltz



Patchwork and Play said...

Your blocks are lovely Maria! I did a couple of simple tables on a word document to help Carla and I keep track of the colours we've chosen. I will send you a copy. The teacher in me likes to be organized like that! ;-))

heart of charnwood said...

These blocks look fab, enjoy your swap! :o)

Fran said...

So envious... I would love to do this, but I've had the pattern page open on the iPad for months and not managed a single block yet! I'll enjoy watching your swap.

Carla said...

These are great blocks and I like your inspiration photo

Carla said...

ha! Like you I wondered if there were enough combos but Suz assured me that we'd have plenty! You and Jane are going to have an awesome quilt! Oh, and how fun that your hubby made your machine fit into the table!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I just love them so much! and we are quite the pair! I was wondering the same thing! But now with 20, we will be all set!

Cloud CouCou said...

Lovely colour combo and those blocks are great, perfect for the season. Have got a collection of similar to maybe make something christmassy...have fun with your swap, you will be a very busy bee :)